Systems Engineering Manager

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Job Category:
Information Technology - Systems
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Top Secret/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



The Defense and Intelligence Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Systems Engineering Manger to provide technical expertise and functional management to a large cross-functional team within an Intelligence Community agency. Work will be performed in Herndon, VA.


Successful candidate will provide operations & sustainment leadership, as well as functional management support across a highly available and expanding operational footprint.  The candidate should have a background working within an agile execution construct, and prior management or lead role experience.  Past experiences as an operations lead will be significantly beneficial in this role.  Ideal candidate has hands on systems engineering experience that is in alignment with supporting the maintenance of an operational system.

Roles and Responsibilities:

There are two primary areas of responsibilities, Functional Management and Deputy Operations Lead.


Management responsibilities may include:
- Providing leadership and direction to operations team members, including operations managers

- Staffing current program openings for the team

- Onboarding new program team members, ensuring they are brought up to speed on the scope of the program

- Executing the performance assessment, salary, and recognition/disciplinary actions for the team members under purview

- Collaborating with subcontractor team members’ leadership for staffing needs

- Updating corporate tools related to personnel staffing and functional needs

- Planning and allocating resources across program task orders for financial reporting

- Participating in proposal efforts including Basis of Estimate (BOE) and technical volume writing

- Managing personnel (both Leidos and teammates) on the Ops Support, Tier 3, Consumer Integration (CI), and Operations, Deployment, & Infrastructure Support (ODIS) teams

- Overseeing training across the operations team members

- Performing timecard review and approval actions


Technical execution responsibilities as Deputy Operations Lead may include:

- Briefing operations status to customer leadership at daily enterprise ops meeting

- Facilitating collaboration across operations scrum teams via daily ops meeting

- Assisting operations scrum teams with prioritization of tasks

- Providing technical execution oversight to operations scrum teams during operational incidents

- Interfacing with mission partners, consumer applications, and other external entities in troubleshooting enterprise incidents and integration problems

- Collaborating with stakeholders for enterprise projects and activities

- Supporting off hour calls to assist in troubleshooting and coordinating of resources when high priority operational incidents occur

- Communicating with customer during off hours when high priority incidents effecting the system occur

- Working closely with Ops Tech Lead and Development Lead to identify baseline enhancements to improve operational stability

- Briefing customer on operations status on a weekly and monthly basis via the established program business rhythms

- Maintaining daily availability calculations and ensuring delivery of monthly CDRL requirement to the customer

- Leading ops metrics collection and dissemination

- Managing overall program schedule of operational deployments

- Providing leadership and coordination, along with the Release Train Engineer (RTE) to shepherd baseline releases from development code cutoff to operational deployment completion.

- Enhancing the improvement of operations staff through training and development of procedures

- Supporting customer test milestones





To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
- Previous management experience

- Strong written and verbal communications skills

- Leadership and staffing experience

- Must possess an active TS//SCI security clearance

- Strong problem solving and decision making skills


- Successful candidate will have good communication skills, good attitude, be a results-oriented team player, creative thinker, problem solver, and follow all Leidos ethical standards. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration

- Experience in providing leadership in some capacity for an operational system

- IdAM domain knowledge and/or experience, especially familiarity with Oracle IdAM products (OID, OVD, OUD, OIF, OAM, OES, OIM)




Requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience. Generally has 4+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects


External Referral Eligible

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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